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Open Thread for May 19

By Emily WinterMay 19, 2010
COWS! Note: Listen to this song as you appreciate NerdAppeal's photograph. Replace every "pow" with "cow," and pretend you are one of them. It's really fun.... More  →
Open Thread for May 19

The SparkNotes Scoop: Sweat, Spelunking, and Sparkitor Back Stories

By Chelsea DaggerMay 18, 2010
Ok, we lied. There won’t be any spelunking in this post. We just like saying the word, and we really dig that part in Batman Begins where Morgan Freeman stares at Christian Bale all like, "I KNOW you're not really using this magic, steel-enforced, polyurethane... More  →
The SparkNotes Scoop: Sweat, Spelunking, and Sparkitor Back Stories

Announcing the WINNERS* of the 2nd Annual SparkNotes Yearbook Awards!

By SparkLifeMay 18, 2010
Did you have a hard time picking your favorite yearbook awards finalists? We did. We hate choosing. We can't even decide what to have for lunch, much less which six smart, funny, amazing Sparklers deserve $500 and season passes to Six Flags. So today, we're... More  →

Open Thread for May 18

By Chelsea DaggerMay 18, 2010
I SCREAM. YOU SCREAM. WE ALL SCREAM. FOR ICE CREAM. Soccercam007 sent us this photo of the “Lumberjack” dessert from her favorite ice cream parlor. It’s got 5 scoops of deliciousness: snowflake, chocolate... More  →
Open Thread for May 18

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorites!

By EmmaMay 17, 2010
Urgent news: voting in the 2nd Annual SparkNotes Yearbook Awards ends at midnight EST. That means you have just a few hours to click frantically on your favorite nominees, sending them hurtling through cyberspace toward the glorious prize of $500 and two season passes... More  →
Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorites!

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerMay 17, 2010
Man, we remember swinging on the playground just like it was yesterday. That's probably because it was yesterday—we jumped the fence of the elementary school down the street and spent the day launching off the monkey bars, screaming about boogers, and cutting the line for... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Open Thread for May 17

By Chelsea DaggerMay 17, 2010
There's no better way to start off your Monday than to stare deep into the eyes of ESKan's pet guinea pig Doodle.We've never seen such a magnificent, noble, ferocious animal in all our lives.... More  →
Open Thread for May 17

Open Thread for May 16

By EmmaMay 16, 2010
Just when you thought Sophie and Digby couldn't get any cuter... Sophie followed Digby into beachyhorsegirlK's house. In the second pic, we assume Sophie is giving Digby a goodbye kiss before heading out to pick up bagels and lox. Happy Sunday Funday!... More  →
Open Thread for May 16

Open Thread for May 15

By EmmaMay 15, 2010
This weekend's open threads have a theme: SOPHIE AND DIGBY! You may remember this famous duo; they belong to beachyhorsegirlK, and they once starred in Cute Thing of the Week. Sophie is the goat; Digby is the dog. What's that? You want to... More  →
Open Thread for May 15

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 14, 2010
Last week, this ed scrambled for birthday attention by asking you guys which female, teen character from a novel was born on May 8. And someone got it right. The answer was the incredible Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games. The first... More  →
The Friday Awards